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Holocaust Vocabulary. HOLOCAUST. Term used to refer to the systematic murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis between 1933-1945. “ Holokaustos ” meaning “Burnt whole” (over 11 million people in all). ADOLF HITLER. Ruler of Germany during WWII, called the “Fuhrer”. FUHRER.

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Holocaust vocabulary

HolocaustVocabulary


Holocaust
HOLOCAUST

Term used to refer to the systematic murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis between 1933-1945. “Holokaustos” meaning “Burnt whole”

(over 11 million people in all)


Adolf hitler
ADOLF HITLER

Ruler of Germany during WWII, called the “Fuhrer”


Fuhrer
FUHRER

A leader, especially one exercising the absolute power of a tyrant


Dictator
DICTATOR

A ruler with absolute power


Aryan
ARYAN

Racial term used by Nazis to describe a “race” they believed to be superior. It has no biological validity

(This is where the Blue eyes, blonde hair, tanned skin stereotype came from)


Anti semitism
ANTI-SEMITISM

Discrimination or persecution of Jews


Concentration camp
CONCENTRATION CAMP

Place where political prisoners were kept

(EX: Dachau, Bergen-Belsen, forced labor, POW, transit camps)


Death camps
DEATH CAMPS

Nazi centers of murder and extermination


Genocide
GENOCIDE

The systematic elimination of a people or nation


Top genocides geno race cide kill
Top Genocides“geno” – race, “cide” - kill

  • Bosnia (1992-1995) – 200,000 Deaths

  • Rwanda (1994) – 800,000 Deaths

  • Cambodia (1975-1979) –

    2 million Deaths

  • Nazi Holocaust (1933-1945) –

    6 million Deaths

  • Stalin’s Forced Famine (1932-33) –

    7 million Deaths


Ghetto
GHETTO

a section of a city occupied by a minority group who live there especially because of social, economic, or legal pressure


Nazism
NAZISM

the ideology and practice

of the Nazis, especially

the policy of racist

nationalism, national expansion, and state

control of the economy


Swastika
SWASTIKA

Symbol of the Nazi party; originally an ancient religious symbol


Final solution
FINAL SOLUTION

The Nazi term for the annihilation of the Jews in Europe


Propaganda
PROPAGANDA

False or partly false information used by a government/political party intended to influence/sway the opinions of the population


Assertion
ASSERTION

  • Commonly used in advertising

  • An enthusiastic and energetic statement presented as a fact, although not necessarily true

  • Should be accepted without question

    “My product is the best”


Bandwagon
BANDWAGON

  • An appeal to the subject to follow the crowd, to join in because others are doing it

  • One side is the winning side because it has more people, more popular

  • The subject is meant to believe that since it has so many people, the “win” is inevitable and defeat impossible

  • Backwards look: you will be left out if you don’t join in

    “If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you?”


SS

Formed in 1925 as Hitler’s personal guards and developed into the most powerful affiliated organization of the Nazi party


Star of david
STAR OF DAVID

(Yellow Star)

Universal symbol of Judaism, also the Shield of David


Persecution
PERSECUTION

The systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another group


Gestapo
GESTAPO

Abbreviation for Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police)


Nuremberg trials
NUREMBERG TRIALS

Trials held in Nuremberg, Germany from 1945-1949 to prosecute war criminals from Nazi Germany for their crimes against the Jews. The main targets charged were political, economic, and military leaders.


Nuremberg Trials. Defendants in the dock. The main target of the prosecution was Hermann Göring (at the left edge on the first row of benches), considered to be the most important surviving official in the ThirdReich after Hitler's death.


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